A seminar was held on Internet Day 2013 in Hanoi on December 4 to mark 16 years of internet access in Vietnam.

The event offered a chance for IT enterprises and State management agencies to share experience demonstrating the vital role of the internet in the country.

According to a report on internet statistics in Vietnam, up to October this year the dot vn (.vn) domain name posted a yearly average growth of 172 percent.

It is the national domain name with the highest usage registrations in Southeast Asia since 2011.

With nearly 15.58 million IPv4 addresses, Vietnam ranked second in the region in this aspect, eighth in Asia and 25 th in the world.

In recent years, more services have been offered with high-speed connection, serving the development of both users and services.-VNA